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It-Analysis: Linux Continues to Continue

Aug 08, 2003, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Bloor)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"IBM and SuSE Linux have got security certification for Linux from the US Government. Acquiring certification, under a Pentagon certification program entitled Common Criteria, is costly and time consuming, but IBM and SuSE put in the money and the time. The certification applies only to the SuSe version of Linux, but Red Hat is likely to follow suit. The certification will act as a further validation of Linux for deployment on servers, both in government and in the private sector. Microsoft gained certification for Windows 2000 under the same program a while ago.

"Meanwhile Red Hat has filed a lawsuit against SCO, accusing it of making inaccurate statements about Red Hat infringing SCO's rights to Unix. SCO has refused to publicly identify the offending code, offering only to show portions of it in private under strict non-disclosure terms..."

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